Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Nineteenth Century
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2016

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Acosta, Taylor J., “Between the ‘Real’ and the ‘Ideal’: Realism, Historicism, and Jules Breton’s Inflected Rural Vision” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

Adams, Alissa, “Depictions of Napoleon I’s Resurrection (1821–1848)” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Addleman-Frankel, Kate, “Dividing Lines: Gravure héliogrqphique and the Historiography of Nineteenth-Century Photography” (Toronto, J. Bear)

Alexander, Kaylee, “Necro/polis: In Between Paris, 1786–1870” (Duke, N. McWilliam)

Anderson, Katherine, “Terracotta Inscriptions of the Feminine: Mary Seton Watts and the Watts Chapel” (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

Applebaum, Lauren, “‘Elusive Matter, Material Bodies: American Art in the Age of Electronic Mediation, 1865–1918” (UIUC, J. Greenhill)

Barrow, Theodore, “‘Gilded Tropics’: Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent in Florida, 1885–1917” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Beach, Caitlin, “Sculpture, Slavery, and Commodity in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Blair, Susannah, “Constantin Guys and Modern Life: 1840–1870” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Bowyer, Emerson, “Numismatic Modernity: Romantic Economies of Representation” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Bray, Patricia, “Seriocomic Play in Symbolist Art: Masquerade, the Comic, and the Grotesque” (Duke, N. McWilliam)

Butcosk, Charles,“Wassily Kandinsky and the Vicissitudes of das Innere, 1908–1914” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Butler, Eliza, “The Civic Art of Francis Davis Millet” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Chaparro, Francisco “Victimhood in Goya” (IFA/NYU, R. Slifkin)

Coffineau, Nicole, “Motion in Stillness: Photography, Modernity, and the Avant-garde in Italy, 1860–1913” (Pittsburgh, J. Ellenbogen)

Coman, Sonia, “New Values in Art: Japanese and Japoniste Ceramics, 1866–1904” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Cooperstein, Shana, “Reading between the Lines: Post-Academic Drawing Pedagogy in Nineteenth-Century France” (McGill, M. Hunter)

Cunningham, Theresa Ann, “Scales of Seeing: Spatial Experience in Paris, 1849–1899” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Desplanque, Kathryn, “Art, Commerce, and Caricature: Satirical Images of Artistic Life in Paris, 1750–1850” (Duke, N. McWilliam)

DiSalvo, Lauren Kellogg, “Micromosaics: Souvenirs, Collective Memory, and the Reception of Antiquity on the Grand Tour” (Missouri, M. Yonan; K. W. Slane)

Dorofeeva, Maria, “Fantasizing Manhood: Art and Sexual Politics in Spain, 1898–1939” (UIUC O. Vazquez)

Doucet, Emily, “Developing the Future: Félix Nadar’s Photographic Experiments” (Toronto, J. Bear)

Eron, Abby, “Materiality and the Symbolist Impulse in American Art at the Turn of the Twentieth Century” (Maryland, College Park, R. Ater)

Evans, Jane, “Perspectives on Heritage and Improvement: JMW Turner’s Estate Views” (Rice, L. Costello)

Fadeley, Beth, “The Empire at Home: Painting the Domestic Interior in the Age of US Global Expansion, 1876–1915” (Georgia, J. Simon)

Feiman, Jesse, “History, Politics, and Taxonomy in Habsburg Vienna: Adam von Bartsch (1757–1821) and the Natural History of Art” (MIT, K. Smentek)

Fowler, Magaret McCrummen, “Bodies of Degeneration: Auguste Rodin and the French Fin-de-Siècle” (Tulane, M. Foa)

Gass, Izabel, “Painted Thanatologies: Théodore Géricault against the Aesthetics of Life” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Gleeson, Elizabeth Maura, “Between the Public and Private: Friendship, Politics, and Self-Fashioning in the Portraits of Hortense de Beauharnais Bonaparte” (Florida, M. Hyde)

Golobish, Laura, “Imagining Scotland: The Picturesque and Celtic as a Nation’s Present and Past in the Mid-Nineteenth Century” (University of New Mexico, S. Anderson-Riedel)

Gomez Todo, Sandra, “Abandoned Schools of Pleasure: Unmasking Gender and Identity in the Visual Culture of the Georgian Masquerade” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Gontar, Cybèle, “José Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza and Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans: Portraiture, Identity, and Plantation Society in New Orleans, 1790–1890.” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Haddon, Madeline, “Local Color: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Paintings of Spain” (Princeton, B. Alsdorf)

Hanson, Kristan, “In Bloom: Women and Horticulture in French Visual Culture, 1860s-1880s” (Kansas, J. Pultz/L. Stone-Ferrier)

Harris, Leila, “Labor and the Picturesque: Photography, Propaganda, and the Tea Industry in Colonial India and Sri Lanka, 1880–1914” (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Havet, Isabelle, “Beneath the Surface: Representations of Subterranean Space, 1850–1900” (Delaware, N. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer)

Helprin, Alexandra, “The Sheremetevs and the Argunovs: Art, Serfdom, and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Russia” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Hooper, Rachel, “American Art Histories: Framing Race after the Civil War” (Rice, L. Costello)

Johnson, Annika, “Agency at the Confluence of Euro-American and Eastern Dakota Art, 1835–1900” (Pittsburgh, K. Savage)

Johnson, Olga, “Shakespeare’s Fools, Rembrandt’s Beggars, Manet’s Philosophers: On the Aesthetics of Modernity” (Stony Brook University, M. Rawlinson)

Karras, Olga Zaferatos “Constructing Greek Genre Painting, Visualizing National Identity, 1850–1900” (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Kim, Miri, “‘Right Matter in the Right Place’: The Paintings of Albert Pinkham Ryder” (Princeton, R. DeLue)

Kong, Hyoungee, “Fleshly Japonisme: Japonisme and Woman’s Body in France 1870–1914” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Laufer, Mia, “Le Goût Sémite: Art Collecting, Identity, and Antisemitism in Early Third Republic Paris, 1870–1914” (Washington University, E. Childs)

Lazevnick, Ashley, “Precisionism in the Long 1920s” (Princeton, R. DeLue)

LeBourdais, George Philip, “Tracing the Arctic Regions: William Bradford, Photography, and the Aesthetics of Ice in Nineteenth-Century America” (Stanford, A. Nemerov)

Lee, Ja Won, “Visualizing the Past: Collecting and Representing Chinese Antiques in Late Choson Korea” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

Lee, Key Jo, “Melancholic Materiality: History and the Unhealable Wound in African American Photographic Portraits, 1850–1877” (Yale, K. Mercer)

Leonard, Sarah, “‘The beauty of the bough-hung banks’: William Morris in the Thames Landscape” (Delaware, S. Isenstadt)

Lum, Julia, “A Traveling Art: Intersecting Visual and Material Histories of the Pacific, 1788–1848” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Lynford, Sophie, “Painting Dissent: The Pre-Raphaelite Experiment in America” (Yale, T. Barringer, J. Raab)

Martin, Darlene, “An Alternate Aestheticism: Japonisme and Popular Imagery in Britain and America, 1860–1910” (University of Washington, S. Casteras)

Mason, Ashley, “Jean-François Millet’s Depictions of Women” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Mayer, Tamar, “Consequences of Drawing: Self and History in Jacques-Louis David’s Preparatory Practices” (Chicago, R. Ubl, M. Ward)

McBryde, Brynne, “Public Bodies: The Nude and Public Health in Nineteenth-Century France” (Penn State, N. Locke)

McCann, Justin, “Elastic Capacities: Whistler and the Art of Transformation” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

McGraw, Eva, “Xanthus Smith: Marine Painting and Nationhood” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Moblard Meier, Anna-Marie, “Mutual Encounters: The Wiener Weltausstellung, the Changing Arts of Japan, and Viennese Japonismus” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Morrison, Alexandra, “Copying at the Louvre” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Nour-ElSayed, Alia, “Egyptian-French Encounters: Art and National Identity, 1867–1928” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Oliver, Christopher, “Civic Visions: The Panorama and Popular Amusement in American Art and Society, 1845–1870” (Virginia, M. McInnis)

Olmsted, Galina, “Making and Exhibiting Modernism: Gustave Caillebotte in Paris, New York, and Brussels” (Delaware, M. Werth)

Otten, Nikki, “Monsters of the Microscope: Symbolist Visions of Germs and Disease” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

Parkinson, Nicholas, “Imagining the North: Nordic Art in Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture and Criticism” (Stony Brook University, J. Rubin)

Phillips, Laura, “The Work of Adolph Menzel” (Yale, T. Barringer; N. Suthor)

Pierce, Kathleen, “Surface Tension: Skin, Disease, and Visuality in Third Republic France” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Piper, Corey, “Animal Pursuits: Hunting and the Visual Arts in Nineteenth-Century America” (Virginia, M. McInnis)

Presutti, Kelly, “Terroir after the Terror: Landscape and Representation in Nineteenth-Century France” (MIT, K. Smentek)

Pushaw, Bart, “Art, Race, and the Battle for Visual Sovereignty in the Colonial Baltic World, 1880–1920” (Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

Rahimi-Golkhandan, Shabnam, “The Photograph’s Shabih-Kashi (Verisimilitude)–The Liminal Visualities of Late Qajar Art (1853–1911)” (Yale, K. Rizvi)

Ridlen, Michael T., “Prud’hon’s Evolving Classicism” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Rye-Kopec, Ashley, “No One a Stranger: Anglo-American Representations of Venetian Labor, c. 1866–1900” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

Sessions, Emily, “Representations of Caribbean Nature in the Mid-Nineteenth Century” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Shah, Siddhartha V., “Ornamenting the Raj: Opulence and Power in British India, 1851–1947” (Columbia, V. Dehejia, A. Higonnet)

Shahi, Kimia, “Margin, Surface, Depth: Picturing the Contours of the Marine in Nineteeth-Century America” (Princeton, R. DeLue)

Simpson, Nicole, “Prints on Display: Exhibitions of Engraving and Etching in England, 1780–1858” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Slodounik, Aaron, “The Painter and His Poets: Paul Gauguin and Interartistic Exchange” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Smolinski, Thea, “La République: The Female body as Political Allegory in Late 19th-Century France” (Institute of Fine Arts/ NYU, L. Nochlin)

Spear, Elizabeth, “Reframing Landscape: Spectacular Display and the Collaborative Viewing Experience in Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Painting” (Iowa, J. Kinsey)

Sperling, Juliet, “Animating Flatness: Moving Images in American Art, 1780–1895” (Pennsylvania, M. Leja)

Springer, Mary R., “American Collegiate Gothic Architecture: The Birth of a Style and Its Architects, Patrons, and Educational Associations, 1807–1907” (Iowa, B. Mooney)

Stephens, Russell, “The ‘Mass Media’ Debates between the Caricaturists Honoré Daumier and Cham, 1800–1870” (University of British Columbia, M. Ryan)

Stone, Elizabeth Doe, “Cosmopolitan Facture: John Singer Sargent and Anders Zorn, 1871–1915” (Virginia, S. Betzer)

Talbot, Emily, “The Photographic Effect: Making Pictures after Photography, 1875–1905” (Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Thompson, Whitney, “Foreign-born Artists Making ‘American’ Pictures: The Immigrant Experience and the Art of the United States, 1819–1893” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Tuite, Diana, “Methods for Modernism: Arthur Wesley Dow Intersects the Stieglitz Circle” (Princeton, J. Wilmerding, R. DeLue)

Turpijn, Saskia, “The Nineteenth-Century British Printmaker” (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)

Valsamas, Maxime, “Sustaining the Republic: The Power of Political Prints by Honoré Daumier, Édouard Manet, André Gill, and Alfred Le Petit” (Washington University, E. Childs)

Vrooman, Jason, “Crossing the Threshold: Nabi Depictions of Men in Public, Private, and Pretend Spaces” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Wager, Anna, “Kindred Spirits: Communal Making and Religious Revival in Arts and Crafts Movements, 1880–1920” (University of Washington, S. Casteras; E. Lingo)

Walkiewicz, Alice J., “From the ‘Song of the Shirt’ to the Call to Organize: The Seamstress in Late-19th-Century Art in Europe and the United States” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Wallace, Amy C., “Studio of Nature: The Transformation of Artists’ Studios, 1850–1915” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Weintraub, Alex, “Shifting Ground: Van Gogh’s Media and the Production of Modernism” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Wigmore, Spencer, “Albert Bierstadt and the Speculative Terrain of American Landscape Painting, 1863–1888” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

Williams, Nicole, “The Shade of Private Life: The Right to Privacy and the Press in Turn-of-the-Century American Art” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Winn, Laura M., “The Artistic Self and Ideal Otherness: Henry Ossawa Tanner and Hilda Rix Nicholas’s Belle Epoque Orientalism” (Florida, M. Hyde)

Wojciechowski, Amalia, “Spiritual Nationalism and Polish Art: Fashioning Identities in the Work of the Młoda Polska” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Xydas, Fotini, “Pissarro: The Works on Paper” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Zahra, Orin, “Cultures of Encounter: Commodifying the Exotic in the Art of French Impressionists, 1867–1889” (Washington University, E. Childs)

Zirnheld, Bernard, “Fin de Siècle, Fin du Régime: Republican Architecture and Planning in the Rue Réaumur” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Zundo, Mary Elizabeth, “Mapping Destiny: Cartography and Nineteenth-Century American Art of the Frontier” (UIUC, D. O’Brien)